colby caldwell

Interview with The Cabbage School

by Anna Helgeson

“Don’t be scared, just put it in first gear and gun it!” Lydia See (one of The Cabbage School founders) instructs me as I arrive at the intimidatingly steep driveway of the Cabbage School, located about 30 minutes from Asheville, down a few windy roads in Little Sandy Mush, North Carolina.

colby caldwell
colby caldwell

“Streaked with Light”: Harpist Mary Lattimore Returns to Asheville on May 25th

by Ali McGhee

Experimental harpist Mary Lattimore is no stranger to Asheville. The artist, who comes to the Mothlight on May 25th with openers Simple Machines, grew up here, and she has played local venues regularly over the years, most recently with artists like Parquet Courts and Julianna Barwick. Though she currently lives in Los Angeles, her ties to the area remain strong through family and friends.

colby caldwell

Interview with Meta Commerse

by Anna Helgeson

The magic is in the way the majority of people here are searching for themselves and they are searching in a way that is honest. They will tell you that they came here to heal or to start over or to do things differently. They came in response to the magnet just like I did. Wanting a community of like-minded souls, I have never lived anywhere with the sense of community that I find here, people sincerely wanting to do their work and to be transformed.

Different Strokes!

by Anna Helgeson

There is a legacy of pain in Asheville that has to do with gentrification. It has been passed down from generation to generation. I think the people who move away are generally young and want to get a different perspective, and start a life they design for themselves. 

— Stephanie Hickling Beckman Co-founder and Managing Artistic Director of Different Strokes!

Healing Arts: Hood Huggers

by Ali McGhee

“We’ve got to work to heal our communities and our environment.  We are thinking about this as a whole reconstruction.  We all have to redo and rethink how we treat and act within the environment.  Social enterprise to me is about staying environmentally and socially conscious in an inclusive and just way.”

— DeWayne Barton